Champions league and Europa league thread (General)

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by wilson00, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Rubbish officiating. Casemiro should have been sent off and Ronaldo's goal was off sides.
     
  2. Mr.S

    Mr.S Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Vidal's 2nd yellow was BS, he got the ball cleanly & the sending off was ridiculous. Casemiro should have been send off 2ce. Ronaldo got 2 offside goals.

    Anyways the good news is that Robben was phenomenal, if you ignore Ronaldo's offside goals today, Robben was by far the best player in a league of his own at 33 !
     
  3. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    new kid on the block .Kylian Mbappe. this guy will surely be the hottest commodity on stock market come the transfer window. Monaco have been blessed this season with a number of players who have burst onto the scene with all hell break loose.
     
  4. Teak

    Teak Member

    Feyenoord, OKC Energy FC, Real Salt Lake, FC Risa
    Nov 22, 2008
    Grain Belt
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Good luck to Ajax in the Europa League semi-finals. That extra time escape with two goals was incredible!
     
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  5. Now probably a good thing no German clubs are in the Euro competitions anymore.
    It's going to be dangerous attending high profile German soccer matches. The question how that Russian bloke got his hands on military grade stuff is still unanswered, but now they arrested a German military man in Germany who faked himself into the system as a refugee from Syria in 2015 with the intention to commit a terrorist act, thus putting the blame on refugees. He was arrested on an airport, while hiding a gun in the toilet. How many loonies like that are there running around in Germany?
     
  6. It turns out to be a lot and well armed and well trained. A plan has been discovered for an attack at German politicians by right wing Bundeswehr members:
    Wie rechts ist die Bundeswehr?
    Rassistische Aufrufe offenbarten die Gesinnung des Offiziers Franco A. Seine Vorgesetzten reagierten nicht. Alltag oder Einzelfall?
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    3. Mai 2017, 17:02 Uhr Editiert am 4. Mai 2017, 20:06 Uhr 48 Kommentare
    Aus der ZEIT Nr. 19/2017

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    In den Schaft seines Sturmgewehrs ist ein Hakenkreuz eingeritzt, auf einer Pergament-Urkunde klagt ein Wehrmachtssoldat darüber, dass Gott und Soldaten nur in der Not geehrt werden, auf die Wand in seinem Zimmer in der Kaserne Illkirch ist ein "H...H" gekritzelt, das zweite H geht aus einem J hervor. Ob Franco A. damit nun "Heil Hitler" sagen oder die Hitler-Jugend verewigen wollte, ist unerheblich. Aus seiner rechtsextremen Gesinnung hat der Offizier, der in der vergangenen Woche unter dringendem Terrorverdacht festgenommen wurde, nie einen Hehl gemacht.
     
  7. JC-14

    JC-14 Member+

    Jan 28, 2010
    Amsterdam
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Does this guy not know how to read thread titles?
     
  8. There are some funny posts in the ManU forum. They believe their place in the CL is guaranteed as they expect Ajax from that shitty league is no match in the final of the EL.
    As Momo has given up on securing table spot 4 by resting players for the EL match they gamble on the CL track via the EL trophee.
    To be honest I've no clue about that being no match as I've barely seen ManU play and when I saw the highlights of some matches it wasnot that good, but this condescending attitude seems to me a stretch as Ajax finally get what PB is aiming for in play style.
    I've heared rumours, after the 2 last EL matches, that Peter is on the wish list of several teams that are looking for a new coach in the EPL. After the Koeman bro's success and the Ajax' performance in the EL suddenly our coaches are in the limelight again.
     
  9. It took a Feyenoorder to make Ajax play the "Dutch school" again. I guess the fans from this quote have not extended their season's ticket:rolleyes:

    "Zijn verleden bij de concurrent uit Rotterdam maakt hem vooralsnog niet populair bij de meest fanatieke supporters van Ajax. Toen de geruchten over zijn komst vorige week sterker en sterker werden, zeiden zij overtuigend ‘Nee tegen Peter B.’ "
     
  10. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    There is no guarantee that ManU will advance. They still have to take care of Celta tomorrow. Several years ago, Ajax went to Old Trafford in an EL knock out game. they lost the home tie 0-2 but won away 2-1 and almost got the tie winner in the final minutes where they would have won on away goals. It was real nail biting stuff. It took a really fine free kick from Rashford to win at Vigo last week. I can see this match going into extra time if Celta can get a quick goal.
     
  11. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    WOW ROMA WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RESPEKT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO STROOTMAN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Roma is reborn. They have unleashed what will become their future in Patrick Schick and Cengiz under and luca pellegrini. Florenzi is such a composed player. Really going into future they only thing Roma need to consider is who will fill in De Rossis shoes when he retires. Big call by Di Francesco to start schick up front with Ezeko. Clearly 3-5-2 was no match for valverdes 4-4-2.tatics at its best by coaches.
     
  13. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Barcelona have been having difficulties over the last month in defeating mediocre teams in the Spanish league. Despite being a long time supporter, I never thought they would challenge for the CL because of defensive weaknesses and over dependence on Messi to bail them out. Messi has lost some quickness and he's really more of a MF now than a forward.

    I had a meeting yesterday and only saw the final half hour of the match and Barca looked very poor. Props to Roma but I cannot see them winning over any of the other three teams they might be drawn against
     
  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Juventus up over Real 0-2. Is it possible to see two epic collapses by Spanish teams in one week? I certainly hope so!!! Forza Juve.
     
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  15. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Madrid getting knocked out would bring a HUGE smile to my face :D
     
  16. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Bayern-Real; Liverpool-Roma. I'd like to see Liverpool-Bayern final and Van Dijk and Wijnaldum lifting the cup in Kiev.
     
  17. Well, both CL and EL quarter finals made a firm statement against the boring editions we had for years.
     
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  18. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    PSV enter the CL's third qualifying round.

    Assuming Ajax finish the season in second place they'll enter the CL's second qualifying round (League Path). The new club coefficients basically guarantee Ajax will be seeded (expecting them to hold off AZ). In case you were unseeded the likes of Basel, Besiktas/Gala, ... would be waiting for e.g. AZ.

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    In the KNVB Cup it's between Feyenoord and AZ to decide who'll lift the cup, of course, and enter the EL's third qualifying round (with the losers entering the EL's second qualifying round). Finally, there's another EL second qualifying round ticket to be won by teams just outside the top four.

    Holland has gained from the 2018/21 reform, i.e. softer League Route opponents. True, there's the possibility none of the Eredivisie clubs reach the CL or EL group stage but that's because of their poor results in the past. The reform OTOH has made it less probable that all Eredivisie clubs fail to reach the group stage.
     
  19. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    Can Feyenoord upgrade their EL third qualifying round ticket?

    Either Arsenal or OM win the EL this year + also qualify for the EL group stage in their own league. In these scenarios Feyenoord enter in the EL group stage if I'm not mistaken.

    - OM face Salzburg in the EL semis and currently are assured of at least the EL group stage via their league. They might beat Lyon or Monaco to a CL ticket (only 1 point separating these three).

    - Arsenal face Atleti in the EL semis and currently are assured of at least EL qualification but if Burnley overtake them Arsenal miss out on the group stage ticket.
     
  20. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    ^^EL winner qualifies for the Champions League and I think this is what Arsenal hope to achieve. If so, doesn't your scenario go away?
     
  21. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    There's no upgrade for Feyenoord if Arsenal or OM don't enter the CL next season as EL title holders. In case Arsenal or OM win the EL this year (+ also qualify for the EL group stage in their own league) Feyenoord will be handed a direct EL spot.

    This VI article (in Dutch) confirms my earlier posts (I wasn't 100% sure before):
    https://www.vi.nl/nieuws/overzicht-de-europese-tickets-van-de-nederlandse-clubs

    Also, PSV will most likely upgrade their CL third qualifying round ticket to a CL play-off round ticket (in case the 2018 CL winners also qualify for next season's CL group stage via their own league). So they'd have to beat one opponent instead of two and are guaranteed to enter at least the EL group stage (if they don't get past the CL play-off round).
     
  22. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    8 minutes into the game and Robben is already injured :rolleyes:
     
  23. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Exhilarating first half.. Real Madrid has the advantage with an away goal. They always seem to find a way to fight back :eek: That said, Bayern should have been up at least two goals prior to conceding. Ribbery is rubbish. Feel really bad for Robben.
     
  24. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    2 away goals for Madrid, Boateng and Robben possibly lost to injuries, I think that means lights out for Bayern in the CL this year
     

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